DNA TESTING FOR PRECISION MEDICINE
About to have surgery? Taking pain medicine but still feeling pain? Taking medicines to counteract the side-effect of other medicines?
Whether you sometimes take paracetamol for a headache or routinely combine medicines in a regime tailored to specific illnesses – physical or psychological – knowing how your body will process (metabolise) those medicines can not only improve your quality of life, but could also save it.
Your DNA and your doctor can help. Contact us at [email protected] to find out more.
ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS & DRUG-TO-DRUG INTERACTIONS
Do you know about Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and drug-to-drug interactions? Here are some statistics:
DNA TESTING FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICATION
Precision Medicine is the customization of healthcare and pharmacogenetics takes it to the genetic level, by marrying the prescription of medicine – both in ingredients and in dosage – with the science of a person’s DNA. It makes the application and delivery of precision medication more efficient, more safe, more cost-effective, and more accurate, by predicting a patient’s drug response based on genetics rather than trial and error.
GeneTrait – a part of PTC Laboratories – is a world pioneer in pharmacogenetics, specializing in genetic testing for drug/medication metabolism that identifies prescription risk factors and drug-to-drug interactions. We use the latest in genotyping technology and advanced molecular diagnostics to provide results with forensic grade accuracy. Our assays provide doctors and physicians with a risk-management profile for patient medications that include the common cardiac (heart), psychotropic and pain medications. Our accurate genetic testing allows hospitals and clinics to truly personalize patient care and optimize treatment plans, to the utmost benefit of their patients and their own institutions.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“I’ve been a pediatrician for over 22 years, and since I’ve been using GeneTrait testing, quite frankly, it’s changed my life in medicine for the better! I am a much more efficient prescriber of various medications than I have ever been before. I can save my patients the aggravation of experiencing what would have been side effects of certain medications. I can save my patients time in getting them on the correct medication and dosage in many pressing situations. And I can also save my patients money in copays for scripts they would have filled in a pharmacy that wouldn’t have worked.”
Dr. Lewis Jassey (Bellmore, New York), GENETRAIT CLIENT
DID YOU KNOW?
On average, 50% of the medications patients take are ineffective.
This could be due to many reasons but a patients' genetics
plays a major role in how medications are metabolized.
Major Cause of Death
The fourth (4th) leading cause of death in the US were ADRs,
ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia,
accidents, and automobile deaths.
Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)
Countries that have recognized this problem and are tackling it using personalized medicine: USA, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, France, Thailand, and Singapore.